Cineastes Bicker Over Virtues, Drawbacks Of Darker, Grainier New Casablanca Blu-ray

Cineastes Bicker Over Virtues, Drawbacks Of Darker, Grainier New Casablanca Blu-ray

Since the dawn of home video, movie lovers have debated the implications of screwing with old movie prints to make them look better. The advent of Blu-ray has drawn a line between traditionalists who adore the rough-hewn, old-school look of grainy images and those who prefer technicians to buff out the grain in favor of sharper, smoother visuals. The latest battlefront in the debate pits the new dark-toned, supposedly more true-to-the-original Casablanca Blu-ray release, which follows a brighter, cleaner-looking 2008 edition. [More]

Best Buy Upgrade & Save Promo: Upgrade, Don't Really Save All That Much

Best Buy Upgrade & Save Promo: Upgrade, Don't Really Save All That Much

It seemed like a pretty solid promotion: bring in one of your old DVDs to Best Buy. Trade it in at the customer service desk. Receive a coupon for any $5 off Blu-Ray with a price of $9.99 and up. Step 4: Savings! Except, according to the employees on the floor while Carl was shopping, the deal changed while he ran out to his car to grab another DVD. [More]

Movie Studios Create Special Blu-Ray Slipcovers For Target, This Target Tosses Them In Trash

Movie Studios Create Special Blu-Ray Slipcovers For Target, This Target Tosses Them In Trash

Michael has a cool hobby that I had never heard of until today: collecting new Blu-Ray disc releases, especially limited editions and interesting slipcovers. Studios issue exclusive slipcovers to certain retailers: a great marketing opportunity and plenty of fun for collectors, right? Sure. If the employees at Michael’s local Target hadn’t been ordered to slip off those neat slipcovers and toss ‘em before putting new movies in plastic security cases before they go on the shelves. [More]

Is Blockbuster Sending Out Gimped Versions Of Some Blu-rays?

Is Blockbuster Sending Out Gimped Versions Of Some Blu-rays?

William claims Blockbuster sent him a not-so-special edition of The Hangover on Blu-ray that doesn’t let him access an unrated version of the movie. [More]

Amazon Handing Out Digital Flicks As Bonuses For Disc Buys

Amazon Handing Out Digital Flicks As Bonuses For Disc Buys

In a push to get people buying DVDs and Blu-rays online rather than off shelves, Amazon is tossing in a nice little bonus: a digital copy of the film to rent or keep, HD Digest reports: [More]